Global Attain Advancement LLC, Austin, Texas

Austin, Texas

Austin, Texas

Global Attain Advancement, LLC (GAA), is an events, publishing, and trade missions company that formulate a portfolio of high-level investment, trade and development summits, forums, meetings, exhibitions and exploratory trade missions in the manufacturing, agriculture, renewable energy, construction, technology, and tourism industries. We focus on seven key areas which are designed to create opportunities for companies to develop new business, meet customers, launch new products, market knowledge delivery, facilitating fantastic networking opportunities, promote brands and expand markets.

Featured GAA & Partner Events 2017

Investment Strategic Forum (ISF) 2017
April 3, 2017 (Week of Annual Investment Meeting) 
Dubai, UAE | Madinat Jumeirah Hotel   

InnoSTARS Competition 2017
Chengdu: May 12th | Houston: May 15th | Silicon Valley: May 19th
Grant Final: Multiple Cities in China | More Information

US China Innovation and Investment Summit 2017
May 15-17, 2017 | Houston, Texas | More Information 

Renewable Energy Investment Breakfast Forum 2017
Week of Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM8) 
June 9, 2017 | Beijing, China | Grand Hyatt Hotel Beijing

Economic Development Luncheon 2017
Week of UN General Assembly (UNGA 72)
September 24, 2017 | New York City | JW Marriott Time Square 

Solar Business Festival (SBF) 2017
Conference + Trade Show  |  Registration
November 29-30, 2017 | Austin, Texas | Hilton Austin Hotel  
Texas Solar Business Week | 

Co-Located Events Hosted as Part of SBF 2017

November 29, 2017
Commercial Buildings Energy Forum 
Sustainable Homes Forum 
Sustainable Agriculture Forum 
Energy Storage Forum

November 30, 2017
Clean Technology Forum
Smart Grid Forum
Texas International Solar Forum 
Women in Solar Forum 

Texas Solar Pioneer Awards Ceremony 2017 
November 30, 2017 | Austin, Texas  |  Registration
Hilton Downtown Hotel 

Featured GAA Events 2018

Africa Trade and Investment Global Summit (ATIGS) 2018
Conference + Trade Show Registration
July 1-3, 2018 | Omni Shoreham Hotel | Washington, DC 
World Business Week on Africa |

Co-located Events Hosted as Part of ATIGS 2018

June 30, 2018
Africa Crafts & Arts Trade Show

July 1, 2018
Africa Power & Energy Expo
Construction and Infrastructure Forum: Africa 
Electrify Africa Forum 
Sustainable Agriculture Forum: Africa

July 2, 2018
Africa Smart Cities Forum 
The Forum for Africa Economic Development
Sustainable Educational Development Forum 
Consumer Technology Forum: Africa

July 3, 2018
Africa-China Economic Forum 
UAE-Africa Business Forum 
US-Africa Manufacturing Forum
EU-Africa International Business Congress

ATIGS Awards Ceremony
Jul 3, 2018 | 6:00 PM | Washington, DC | Registration
Omni Shoreham Hotel 

Solar Business Festival  (SBF) 2018

Conference + Trade Show

December 3-4, 2018 | Austin, Texas 

Texas Solar Business Week 

Co-Located Events Hosted as Part of SBF 2018

December 3, 2018
Commercial Buildings Energy Forum 
Sustainable Homes Forum 
Sustainable Agriculture Forum 
Energy Storage Forum

December 4, 2018
Clean Technology Forum
Smart Grid Forum
Texas International Solar Forum 
Women in Solar Forum 

Texas Solar Pioneer Awards Ceremony 2018

December 04, 2018 | Austin, Texas



Sponsorship Opportunities 
Our sponsorship opportunities offer a broad range of benefits including networking, branding, product service display, and more. Contact us at

Partnership Opportunities 
We proactively seek to build partnerships that leverage the combined skills, assets, technologies and resources of the other parties to deliver our events. Contact us at

Advertising Opportunities
We offer advertising opportunities at our events across many media channels including website, e-Newsletter, digital magazines, contests, social and more. Increase your marketing impact by taking advantage of our low-cost/high-value advertising opportunities. Contact us at

Exhibiting Opportunities
We offer exhibiting opportunities at some of our events which provide companies with a unique opportunity to directly promote their brand, products, and services to prospective industry contacts. Contact us at 


List of upcoming trade shows, business conferences, seminars, trade & investment missions, and other events.

Peace Boat’s Ecoship will be a flagship...

(04/05/2017) PRESS RELEASEPeace Boat’s Ecoship will be a flagship for sustainability in the cruise industryFollowing an enthusiastic reception at the COP 21 Climate Change meeting in Paris, World Future Energy Summit during Abu Dhabi’s Sustainability week in January, and the 2016 TED Conference in Vancouver, Peace Boat’s Ecoship was introduced to cruise industry insiders for the first time, with an exhibition and press briefing at the Seatrade Cruise Global Conference 2016 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, followed by a second year present at the conference in March, 2017.Peace Boat’s Ecoship is a transformational program to create the world’s most sustainable cruise ship. Planned to sail in 2020, this whole-system, future-ready 55,000 ton cruise ship has been developed by a world-class team of over 30 engineers, scientists and thinkers from the fields of ship-building and cutting- edge eco-technology (including renewable energy, architecture, biophilia and waste management), including Dr. Amory Lovins, Founder and Chief Scientist at Rocky Mountain Institute. With architectural naval design by Spanish company Oliver Design, the Ecoship Project is the brainchild of Peace Boat, which has grown from its foundation in 1983 to be Japan’s largest cruising organization, running three around the world cruises out of Japan per year with over 300,000 passenger days annually and having organized over 93 voyages, including 60 global voyages.With a stunning hull form inspired by the whale, the vessel’s renewable energy features include 10 retractable solar-panelled sails and retractable wind generators. It will be equipped with a future-ready hybrid engine. Together with its significant cuts of CO2 emissions and impressive energy efficiency, Peace Boat’s Ecoship will be a flagship for green technology in passenger shipping, supporting efforts by the industry to increase the sustainability of its practices.“Peace Boat’s Ecoship project is a pathbreaking attempt in sustainability in the shipping industry...[it] displays a perfect combination of improved energy efficiency and renewable sources of energy.” Said Professor Tomas Kaberger, former Director of the National Swedish Energy Agency, and a Key Advisor on the project.Peace Boat Founder and Director, Yoshioka Tatsuya, explained that he had been inspired by the positive reactions received in Paris, Abu Dhabi and Vancouver, including from Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary of the UN Framework on Climate Change, and Sultan Al Jaber, Chairman of Masdar.“The time is right for this ship: post-Paris, there is an incredible momentum for sustainable change. We’ve sailed for over 30 years on our around the world cruises. We know that our passengers want to do more to make a positive impact on the planet. The global shipping industry is currently one of the major contributors to greenhouse gas emissions, but we believe our Ecoship will capture the public’s imagination on what is possible at sea. Working together, the cruise industry has tremendous power to advance climate solutions," said Yoshioka Tatsuya, Founder and Director of Peace Boat.Ecoship’s sustainability credentials will also be embodied through its activities. It will sail for Peace Boat’s around the world educational voyages carrying 6000 people per year; host exhibitions of future energy and green technology in up to 100 worldwide ports annually; and serve as a floating sustainability laboratory able to contribute to research on the ocean, climate and green marine tech. This awareness-building imperative is paramount for Peace Boat, which has Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations, serves as an official messenger for projects including the UNISDR Resilient Cities Campaign and was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2008."Peace Boat’s Ecoship is an exciting vision of a ship that fits the needs and inspires the people of the planet it travels.” Said Dr. Amory Lovins, Founder and Chief Scientist of Rocky Mountain Institute.As work continues to bring Peace Boat’s Ecoship vision to reality, Yoshioka announced an innovative crowd-sourced funding scheme, leveraging the power of the currency markets. Peace Boat will also jointly develop strategies and marketing campaigns to promote the Ecoship and Peace Boat agenda globally, while exploring other areas where the organizations’ respective expertise will deliver value. We are continually looking for partners and impact investors who would like to make this project a reality together. Please contact for more information on how to join as a financial or institutional partner.


(03/27/2017) We are happy to announce the launch of the 2017 Solar Business Festival interactive website located at  The new website makes it easy to navigate important information about the event such as conference information, topics, trade show information, sponsorship and advertisement opportunities, and more. The SBF 2017 website provides information on how to get involved, plan your trip, accommodations, and other new features including the Texas Solar Resources Center, which provides necessary information about the Texas solar market.             For SBF information about speaking, sponsoring, exhibiting, advertising, or partnering opportunities, please contact sbf@gaadvancement.comYOUR GAA/SBF TEAM Stay Connected:  Follow us on Twitter

Solar Business Festival 2017: Conference &...

(02/04/2017) ​         The Solar Business Festival (SBF) is the leading solar conference and trade show that focuses on Texas market and provides a significant business platform for knowledge sharing, connectivity, marketing, and sales. The event brings together manufacturers & suppliers, distributors, service providers, installers and integrators, energy consumers & prosumers, project developers/EPC contractors, investors and analysts, system integrators, government officials & policy makers, utilities, research institutes, architects, and PV equipment & materials companies.SBF conference segment feature a wide variety of sessions on, microgrids & energy storage, project financing, sustainable buildings, smart grids,solar initiatives & innovations, utility integration, community solar projects, policies, incentives and goals, market growth opportunities, regulatory framework, international solar market opportunities/challenges, sustainable farming, and more. SBF trade show segment is a B2B, B2C, & B2G format in an exhibition hall which focuses on connecting exhibitors with potential clients, business networking, and marketing.SBF 2017 will consist of 8 events under the umbrella of Texas Solar Business Week powered by Solar Business Festival. The 8 events included are Commercial Buildings Energy Forum, Sustainable Homes Forum, Sustainable Agriculture Forum, Energy Storage Forum, Clean Technology Forum, Smart Grid Forum, Texas International Solar Forum, and the Women in Solar Forum. There will also be a Texas Solar Pioneers Awards ceremony designed to celebrate and dinner to honor the movers and shakers in the Texas Solar Industry.        SBF 2017 ATTENDANCE PROJECTIONSAttendance: 800+ Speakers: 90+Exhibitors: 75+Venue: Hilton Downtown Hotel, Austin, TexasDates: November 29 & 30, 2017SBF Website: www.sbftexas.comEntry: Register Online - www.sbf2017.eventbrite.comSBF Awards: www.tspa2017.eventbrite.comThe Solar Business Festival (SBF) is a production of Global Attain Advancement LLC, an event’s, publishing, and trade missions company, that formulate a portfolio of high-level investment, trade and development summits, forums, meetings, exhibitions and exploratory trade missions in the manufacturing, agriculture, renewable energy, construction, technology, & tourism industries. SPONSORSHIP & ADVERTISINGInterested in sponsorship or advertising at the Texas Solar Pioneers Awards ceremony 2017, please contact Ceci Guevara, Chief Marketing Officer of Global Attain Advancement (GAA), at ceci@gaadvancement.comGENERAL QUESTIONSGlobal Attain Advancement (GAA) is happy to assist with general questions regarding Solar Business Festival (SBF). Contact us at          

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